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3 Apps to Help Protect and Locate Your Child

Posted March 18, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

If you've ever lost your child in the mall or at the park, you know that feeling of intense panic. Now, you can keep track of your child or locate her with your phone. These 4 apps were created to help parents keep all children safe at home.

Join Our Tweetchat Discussion Today, Thursday, March 13, 2012

Posted March 15, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chime in about sending kids to kindergarten as young 5-year-olds or waiting until they're older — "redshirting". Is it really a big deal? Chat with us about it at our weekly Tweetchat (#pschat) today at 1:00 CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

Why Making Your Own Baby Food Is a Waste of Time

Posted March 9, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

Whether you make your own baby food purees or buy the jars from the store, you may be wasting your time and money. A new study indicates that finger foods and baby-led weaning might actually be best for baby.

Birth Order and Other Parenting Myths: Come to Our TweetChat Today, Thursday, 3/08 and Join the Discussion

Posted March 8, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat it up with us about parenting myths at our weekly Tweetchat on Twitter (#pschat) at 1:00 CST for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!

What to Say to Parents of Children with Special Needs

Posted March 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

When learning about a child's diagnosis or meeting a child with a special need for the first time, we often struggle to find the right words. Parents of children with special needs are willing to talk and wanting to be friends. It's easier than you think to show your support and forge a friendship.

Book Review: The Secret Power of Middle Children

Posted March 4, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Middleborns hold a precarious position in birth order. Want to know what makes them tick?

How to Choose a Guardian for Your Child

Posted March 3, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

It's tough work to choose people to care for your child should you die unexpectedly. But going with your gut and taking a few things into consideration can help make the process easier.

4 Things You Must Do When Saving for Your Child's College Fund

Posted February 29, 2012 by David James

Parenting Squad has started your homework on college savings plans. It's up to you to do the rest.

7 Spectacular Ways to Celebrate the Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Posted February 29, 2012 by Alyssa Chirco

He's the man who brought us a people called Who, and also the likes of Thing 1 and Thing 2. His birthday it's time to celebrate — check out these ideas, and don't be late!

Should You Go Nuts for Coconuts?

Posted February 28, 2012 by Katrina Simeck

Tempted to see what all the fuzz is about when it comes to coconut oil? Some experts say that you can look and feel great by adding this superfood to your daily routine, and into other foods for your family.

7 Reasons Why Cursive Writing Should Still Be Taught in Schools

Posted February 26, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Your children are spending their lives online and on tablets...so why do they still need to learn cursive in school? There are very legitimate reasons why — and not just because you had to learn it.

Got Teenagers? Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 02/23 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 23, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Come chat it up with us about the teenage brain at our weekly Tweetchat on Twitter (#pschat) at 1:00 CST. Should be an interesting discussion!

The Benefits of Equally Shared Parenting

Posted February 23, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

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Parents often face the difficult question of whether to work or stay at home. Equally shared parent allows for both. Moms and dads can work together to let go of guilt, reduce anxiety, and keep their kids home.

Don’t (Just) Read to Your Kids

Posted February 20, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Think reading to your kids is all you have to do to get them into reading? It's not. You have to read in front of them, too.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 2/16 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 16, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tweetchat today at 1:00 CST. Today we're talking school bus riding. Do your kids ride the bus?

Should Your Kids Ride the Bus to School?

Posted February 15, 2012 by Sharon Rowley

Each day more than 26 million students in the United States ride the bus to and from school. Yet, there seems to be a fair amount of discussion by parents as to whether or not riding the school bus is the right decision for their child. Let’s examine the most common concerns.

Best Children’s Books to Teach Kids About Inclusion

Posted February 12, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Books are a great way to teach language and vocabulary to your children and to bond with them as well. But reading books is also a good way to encourage your child to grow into a considerate and caring adult. These top books featuring children with disabilities are a fun place to start.

Join Our Tweetchat Today, Thursday, 02/09 for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Card

Posted February 9, 2012 by Rhonda Franz

Tweetchat today at 1:00 CST. Today we're talking about the chore of grocery shopping for families. How do you manage it?

5 Apps for Autism

Posted February 5, 2012 by Nancy Flanders

Your iPhone isn't just a toy — it can be a gateway for your child with autism to develop her skills. Take advantage of the new apps being developed to help children and adults with ASD.

The Real Reason for the Lego Controversy

Posted February 4, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Many toys geared towards girls are blatantly sexist and gender stereotyped. So why is Lego getting all the heat?

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